Race &... Conference

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Race & ... Conference

Race &... Conference flyer - text in web copy below

Friday, September 30, 2022
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
University Club 

The Race & ... Conference elevates the work of the University's race-related centers, the health sciences, and Africana Studies and promotes and celebrates collaboration between centers and departments on campus.

Read about the upcoming event in the University Times article: Conference brings together Pitt’s centers tackling race issues.

Event Schedule

9-10 a.m. - Harambee* Hour

  • Registration
  • Breakfast 
  • Marketplace and Networking: Learn more about the race-related research taking place at Pitt with representatives from a variety of University centers**, as well as select graduate students who will display posters showcasing their own race-related research here at Pitt.

 * Harambee means "all pull together" in Swahili. 

10 a.m.-10:45 a.m. - Conference Opens

  • Conference Welcome and Overview
  • Opening Remarks: Dr. John Wallace
  • Keynote: Dr. Kathy Humphrey

11 a.m.-noon - Centering of the Minds Panel
This panel discussion will focus on the mission and scholarship of Pitt's race-related centers and departments. 

Noon-1:10 p.m. - Lunch

1:15 p.m.-3 p.m. - Center Roundtable Talks**

3 p.m.-3:30 p.m. - Closing Exercise 

​3:30 p.m.-3:40 p.m. - Closing Remarks


**Participating Centers

  • Center for Urban Education
    T. Elon Dancy, Executive Director
  • Center on Race and Social Problems
    John Wallace, Interim Director
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Health Sciences
    Paula Davis, Associate Vice Chancellor
  • Civil Rights and Racial Justice Center
    Gabby M.H. Yearwood, Managing Faculty Director
  • Center for Health Equity
    Tiffany Gary-Webb, Associate Director and Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Department of Africana Studies
    Felix Germain, Department Chair and Associate Professor
  • Center for Ethnic Studies Research
    Michelle Reid- Vazquez, Director and Associate Professor
  • Center for African Studies 
    Catherine Koverola, Interim Director 

Black Faculty & Student Mixer 

Black Faculty & Student Mixer Flyer - Details in web copy below

Friday, September 30, 2022
3:40 p.m.-5 p.m.
University Club

An opportunity for students and faculty to meet and build connections outside of the classroom. Come for networking, food, music, and giveaways!